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NCSA Call For Papers

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 6:00pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

31st Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
The University of Tampa, March 11-13, 2010, Tampa, Florida

Theatricality and the Performative in the Long Nineteenth Century

Cather Studies 9: Cather, Chicago, and Modernism (submissions 15 Oct 2009)

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 4:38pm
Melissa J Homestead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Submissions are invited for volume 9 of Cather Studies, to be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The theme for the volume will be "Cather, Chicago and Modernism." Essays may address Willa Cather's relationship to broader formations of cultural and literary modernism, as well as to the city of Chicago. How, and in what ways, is Cather a modernist (if at all)? Cather described Death Comes for the Archbishop as a 'narrative': does this kind of description point to a radical, experimental fiction-making? To what extent did she also resist and reject the 'modern'? The editors of Cather Studies seek submissions that address a wide range of intersections and connections between the full range of Cather's work and modernism/modernity.

Birds of a Feather Gathering: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age, Deadline June 1, 2009

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 4:03pm
INKE 2009: Implementing New Knowledge Environments:

23 and 24 October 2009, University of Victoria (http://www.uvic.ca)
Proposals by 1 June 2009 to inke.conference@gmail.com

Digital technology is fundamentally altering the way we relate to writing, reading, and the human record itself. The pace of that change has created a gap between core social/cultural practices that depend on stable reading and writing environments and the new kinds of digital artifacts--electronic books, being just one type of many--that must sustain those practices now and into the future.

"Communal Modernisms" Panel at 2010 NeMLA

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 3:22pm
Emily M. Hinnov, Assistant Professor of English, BGSU Firelands

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

"Communal Modernisms"

Doctoral and Masters Level Dissertation & Unpublished Scholarly Works

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, a new Indian publisher of fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, literary-criticism and academic books related to literature is interested to publish doctoral or masters level dissertations on any topic related to literature. Unpublished scholarly works, not previously submitted as a dissertation, are also welcome.

[UPDATE] 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference: Registration Announcement

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 9:31am
2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference/Michigan State University

This message is for presenters and possible attendees of the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference (i.e., FemRhet 2009).

The registration system for the 2009 Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference is live and available on our website: http://kairos.wide.msu.edu/~femrhet/registration.html. Also, all presenters have to register by June 15 to be on the FemRhet 2009 program; there's a late fee for registrations after that date. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns regarding registration.

Jessica Rivait
FemRhet 2009 Planning Committee Member

Dragon*Con 2nd Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference (due: June/July 1 2009)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:58pm
Matthew J. Brown

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series

DRAGON*CON 2nd ANNUAL COMICS & POPULAR ARTS CONFERENCE

Atlanta, Georgia September 4-7, 2009

The Institute for Comic Studies and Dragon*Con present their second annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts to take place at Dragon*Con, the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US. For more info on Dragon*Con, visit http://dragoncon.org/

Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 4:31pm
Journal of Transnational American Studies--Special Forums

The Journal of Transnational American Studies (JTAS) invites proposals for Special Forums in upcoming issues. Each Special Forum will be a cluster of articles that speaks to a critical issue in transnational American Studies; we are particularly interested in innovative scholarship that is presented by coalitions of scholars from around the globe and which interrogates the geographical, topical, and ideological parameters of American Studies.

The Editorial Board will consider Special Forum proposals on a rolling basis. Proposals should be submitted in a Word document to Yanoula Athanassakis, the Associate Managing Editor for Special Forums, at: jtas.special.forum@gmail.com.

Sidney at Kalamazoo (9/15/2009; Kalamazoo, 5/13-16/2010)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 2:27pm
Joel Davis, The Sidney Society

The Sidney Society will sponsor three open sessions on Philip Sidney and his Circle at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

May 13-16, 2010

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with Philip Sidney and his circle. As ever, we encourage proposals from newcomers as well as established scholars.

Papers should be limited to twenty minutes in reading time. Please do not submit an abstract to two different sessions of the conference in the same year.

Immoderation in literature, University of Tours, France, 11/27-28/2009, deadline 08/31/2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:35pm
Université François-Rabelais de Tours, GRAAT, France

Reading great philosophical texts too hastily might induce one to consider moderation to be an ideal of life—while Protagoras maintains that "man is the measure of all things," Epictetus stresses that "once beyond the measure there is no limit," and in his Thoughts Pascal asserts that "to leave the mean is to abandon humanity." Yet, as early as Kant, the excess inherent in immoderation became the necessary condition of beauty—"That is sublime which even to be able to think of demonstrates a faculty of the mind that surpasses every measure of the senses." The imagination thus overtakes the sense, which might partly explain why literature is drawn to immoderation.

Historicisms

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:50am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

The 2009 Conference in Denver will continue the tradition established in 2004 of offering seminars designed to increase participation of the membership in the conference and giving them another excellent reason to attend. Modeled on what has worked successfully for such organizations as the Shakespeare Association of America and the Modernist Studies Association, these four seminars will each be led by a distinguished member of the Association.

Poetry and the Web - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:48am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

The 2009 Conference in Denver will continue the tradition established in 2004 of offering seminars designed to increase participation of the membership in the conference and giving them another excellent reason to attend. Modeled on what has worked successfully for such organizations as the Shakespeare Association of America and the Modernist Studies Association, these four seminars will each be led by a distinguished member of the Association.

Great Books II - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:46am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

The 2009 Conference in Denver will continue the tradition established in 2004 of offering seminars designed to increase participation of the membership in the conference and giving them another excellent reason to attend. Modeled on what has worked successfully for such organizations as the Shakespeare Association of America and the Modernist Studies Association, these four seminars will each be led by a distinguished member of the Association.

Who Reads What Where? The Western Canon in New Contexts - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:42am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

The culture and theory wars may have died down on college campuses, but the way that works of literature are transmitted from generation to generation and place to place remains a perennial question, especially given the advent of increasingly powerful electronic communication. The recent success in English of a wide range of imaginative works from around the world suggests both continuity and change in how the western canon of literature is understood. This panel will examine this question and the prospects for the future of the literary past. Please send proposals to alsc@bu.edu.

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 9/1/09)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:35am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

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THE CARTOGRAPHICAL NECESSITY OF EXILE

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

The Once and Future Sonnet - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:20am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Convener: David Mikics (University of Houston)
Rumors of the death of the sonnet continue to be exaggerated. Indeed, the sonnet seems to be enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Many journals are publishing more sonnets than they used to, and there are even a number of new periodicals devoted entirely to the form, such as the online publications 14 by 14 and Contemporary Sonnet. This panel will examine the resilience of the sonnet and prospects for its future, paying close attention to the history of the form and discussing some of it preeminent current practitioners. Please send proposals to David Mikics at dmikics@gmail.com, with a CC to alsc@bu.edu.

UPDATE Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:11am
Leiden University

UPDATE: Abstracts (300 words): deadline August 31, 2009
Conference Papers (20 minutes, 2500 words): deadline November 20, 2009
Essays for publication (6.000 words): deadline 30 March, 2010

There will be about 50 Euro fees for coffee/drinks/lunches (dinners and hotels not included) - Please check updates at http://www.hum.leiden.edu/research/africanliteratures/africaloralliterat...

CALL FOR PAPERS. Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.

ALSC: The Year in Print - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:04am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

This panel focuses on work that ALSC has published in the past year, focusing on Literary Imagination, Forum, and Literary Matters. Panelists will discuss major pieces from these journals and respond to them, extending the conversation and foregrounding the publications of ALSC. Please send proposals to alsc@bu.edu.

Ancient Drama, Modern Practice - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:01am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Convener: Michael Poliakoff (University of Colorado)
Each generation creates new versions and adaptations of the classics. This panel will examine recent translations, performances and adaptations of the classic drama of Greece and Rome, examining a wide range of forms (theater, film, dance, opera, forms of translation, etc.) the underlying question to be addressed is that of what classical antiquity means to contemporary artists and audiences. Please send proposals to Michael Poliakoff at Michael.Poliakoff@Colorado.edu, with a CC to alsc@bu.edu.

Women and freemasonry since the Enlightenment.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 9:02am
LNS (Lumières Nature Société) Université de Bordeaux 3

Women and freemasonry since the Enlightenment.

Conference organized at Bordeaux University and Musée d'Aquitaine,

June 17-18- 19, 2010
By
LNS (Lumières Nature Société), Université de Bordeaux 3 sponsored by the Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine
CELFF, CNRS, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne
Laboratoire CIRTAI-IDEES, équipe de l'UMR 6228 (CNRS) Université du Havre
Sheffield Centre for Research into Freemasonry, Université de Sheffield
Centre de recherche sur la franc-maçonnerie, FREE, Université de Bruxelles
Center for the Study of Women , UCLA
Unviersité Sapienza, Rome

Scientific committee:

Representations of the intellectual in Ireland: extended deadline June 15, '09:

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 8:23am
ETUDES IRLANDAISES -French Journal of Irish Studies (Peer review): extended deadline June 15, '09

EXTENDED DEADLINE

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APPEL A CONTRIBUTIONS / CALL FOR PAPERS

ETUDES IRLANDAISES

French Journal of Irish Studies

Autumn 2009 issue / Numéro d'Automne 2009

Special issue / Numéro Thématique

Representations of the intellectual in Ireland

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Figures de l'intellectuel en Irlande

Editors/Dirigé par:

Prof. Carle Bonafous-Murat

&

Prof. Maurice Goldring

NOUVELLE DATE LIMITE POUR SOUMETTRE / NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 15 JUNE 2009

English version

BSECS: 39th annual conference, January 2010 (CFP)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 5:32am
Dr. Daniel Cook / The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
39th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Tuesday 5 January-Thursday 7 January 2010
ST. HUGH'S COLLEGE, OXFORD, U.K.

CFP Deadline: Friday 25 September 2009

For its 39th annual conference, to be held in Oxford from 6-8 January 2010, the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies invites proposals in either English or French for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe and the wider world. Proposals are invited for individual papers, for fully comprised panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions of five speakers.

Call for Articles (Vol. 40, October 2009): Closing the Gap and Rectification

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 4:28am
National Central University Journal of Humanities

The nature of scholarship implies process rather than closure. The October special issue on "Closing the Gap and Rectification" aims exactly to highlight the necessity both of preceding achievement as a basis for later development and addition and the inevitability of revision and rectification of foregoing mistakes and dated arguments. Only by means of closing the gap and revising, can a next generation of new ideas announce themselves. The effort at closing the gap or rectification is less an attempt at finding faults with views of early scholars or an impassioned attack or even antics aimed at courting attention.

Crisis: tension, transition, transformation - Annual Postgrad Symposium, October 15-16, 2009

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 2:34am
School of English, Media and Performing Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1st call for papers: The 16th Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the School of English, Media and Performing Arts will be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Thursday 15 October and Friday 16 October 2009.

Submissions of proposals are now open.
Please submit proposals of 250-300 words by 17 July 2009 to EMPASymposium@gmail.com

URL to download CFP:
http://empa.arts.unsw.edu.au/news/details.php?RowID=R1498

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:21pm
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

8 October 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Given Derrida's concern with dates and contexts, but also with notions of trying to mourn for lost friends and the responsibilities of the living towards the dead and their legacies, it seems a more than appropriate time--perhaps a day late, because we hesitate, trying to postpone the inevitable--to bring together some friends and scholars of Derrida, not to mourn a man so concerned with the impossibility of mourning, but to begin to celebrate the enduring influence of deconstruction, to survey the state of play across the disciplines, in Derrida's wake.        

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